For Immediate Release

November 13, 2018


Jeff Steinborn, New Mexico Wild, 575-635-5615

Ken Ladner, Mayor of Silver City, 575-313-0414

2019 Outdoor Economics Conference Details Announced

Silver City to Host State’s Premier Outdoor Conference on October 3 & 4, 2019

Silver City, New Mexico – Organizers for the New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference have announced that the 2019 Conference will take place in Silver City on October 3rd and 4th. The first annual Outdoor Economics Conference took place in Las Cruces and was attended by representatives of twenty eight communities across New Mexico and featured speakers from eight western states. The Conference has become a pivotal event to help communities, small businesses, and citizens develop strategies for growing the state’s $9.9 billion outdoor recreation economy.

The Conference also plays a key role educating policy makers about successful initiatives to expand outdoor tourism and economic development. The 2018 Conference helped develop support for the establishment of a state Office of Outdoor Recreation.

The 2019 Outdoor Economics Conference will feature panel discussions related to community and private sector strategies for promoting nearby public lands to create jobs and tourism. Located near the historic Gila Wilderness and Continental Divide Trail, Conference topics will also highlight tourism opportunities connected to trails and river recreation. The Conference will also offer guided trips to the Gila Wilderness and Gila River, and a reception on the historic Silver City Mainstreet.

To attend the New Mexico Outdoor Conference people can register online at The registration fee is $40.

The 2019 New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference will be held at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center at 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City, New Mexico.

Sponsors of the 2019 New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference include the Town of Silver City, Grant County, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Wild, Silver City Mainstreet Project, and the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.